Phyllis Beverley Hinton
1933 - 2023
Phyllis Beverley Hinton
Visitation Information
September 11, 2023
Visitation Time
4-7 PM
Visitation Location
Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro
Burial Information
Burial Date
Private Interment (Later Date)
Requested Charity
VON Colchester East Hants or Colchester SPCA
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Phyllis Beverly Hinton, Truronian and proud East Ender,  passed away on Wednesday, September 6, 2023, at Debert Court, 14 years to the day she lost her husband.  

Born in Truro, Mom was the neighborhood marbles champ as a child, sending many a young lad home after winning their marbles. With a feisty, determined spirit and smart mind, Mom marched to her own drum with dignity, grace and faith. An extremely hard worker, she kept an immaculate home, taking pride in her garden, African violets and Christmas cactus. She was a dedicated employee of Stanfield’s for 39 years. A wonderful cook, her meatloaf, potato scallop, apple crisp and lemon loaf were family favourites. Mom always saved the chicken wishbone to see who pulled the bigger piece; it was usually her. She loved her classic yellow rotary dial phone and refused to update it.

On Valentine's Day 1953, Mom and Dad (Ira) began their married life until Dad's passing on September 6, 2009. In 1963, they moved to the home they loved dearly and took such pride in on Brunswick Street, and were blessed to have the world's best neighbors for 59 years. In 1983, my parents world became complete with the birth of their adored grandson, Adam; they were devoted grandparents.  Mom volunteered with the NS Heart and Stroke Foundation for 25 years and was a long standing member of Brunswick Street United Church. 

Mom loved visits from her niece, Marilyn Gold and dear brother, Russ, spending time with family, friends, and neighbors, her much loved feline, Orwell, music, our long drives, watching golf and Christmas Eve dinners with Al and Joan Gibson and their sons, who are family to us. Mom was a devoted daughter, sister, aunt, friend, neighbor and above all, a loyal, proud, wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her love for us meant everything. She was always, no matter what, there for us.  Life without her in our world is hard to begin to comprehend.  

Mom was predeceased by her husband, Ira; parents, Francis and Myrtle (Whidden-Smith) Walsh; siblings and spouses, Dorothy (Millard) Rector,  Theresa (George) Burley, Verna (Russell) Stone, Dr. Wyllie (Kaye) Smith, Gerald, Fairlie "Midgie" (Gordon)  Lynds; nieces, nephews and childhood lifelong best friend, Joyce (Fowlie) Kent.

Mom will be forever missed by the loves of her life, daughter, Cathy Joy; grandson, Adam and wife, Jessica; great grandsons, Cohen and Avery; brother, Russell (Maureen) Walsh, Dartmouth; several nieces, nephews and dear friend, Ev Ripley. 

My parents had the most wonderful neighbors who were and are so special. Mom’s caring Debert Court visitors, Deb Pryor, Joan Gibson and Jeanine Clague, were so good to her. We appreciate the kindness of Mom’s former VON caregivers. For the past two years, the exceptional, dedicated staff at Debert Court, provided Mom/Nanny with beyond wonderful care, love and kindness. We are forever grateful for each of you. Angels do live on this earth and we found them in you.

As we move forward without our beloved Mom/Nanny, arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall - Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro, where our family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m., Monday, September 11, 2023. Private family burial will take place at a later date. If you wish to make a donation in Phyllis’ memory, please consider VON or Colchester SPCA. Public messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Mom’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send a Condolence" at:

Mom always said, "Anyone can be there in the good times. It is in the difficult times you find out who is in your corner." So many have helped us as we navigated this long, sad goodbye. We hold you in our heart.

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